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Renaissance to Goya: prints and drawings from Spain

The British Museum free exhibition, Renaissance to Goya: prints and drawings from Spain, will be closing this Sunday 6th January. Don’t miss your last chance to see it!

This spectacular exhibition brings together for the first time prints and drawings by mainly Spanish and important European artists working in Spain from the mid-16th to the mid-19th century, many of which have never been on display before.

If you don’t get the chance to see it this weekend, check out the accompanying catalogue published by the British Museum Press.

Praise for Renaissance to Goya: prints and drawings from Spain

“The well-written and superbly and generously illustrated publication that accompanies the exhibition is a narrative history of graphic arts in Spain, and an important addition to the standard bibliography. No such survey in English was ever attempted before, and those published in Spanish by Pérez Sánchez on drawings or Antonio Gallego on prints a generation ago were never translated and not widely distributed, and lacked the scale of comparative illustrations provided by the British Museum publication. There is also a useful chapter contributed by Clara de la Peña McTigue on paper and papermaking in Spain, with excellent photographic details. The author’s lucid, engaging prose in the book reflects the clear organisation and telling juxtapositions of prints and drawings in this informative and beautiful exhibition”. – The Burlington Magazine

“Pioneering… collectors may find [it] even more gripping than the exhibition”. – The New York Times

“The catalogue, as vade mecum through both the exhibition and the wider context, is in its depth and range invaluable”. – The London Evening Standard

You can have a look inside the book on the British Museum shop website – simply click on the image below.

Renaissance to Goya

Category: History


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